The story that inspired this image…
Of Jesus’ many miracles, one of the best known is his first, when He turned water into wine at a wedding in Cana. Running out of wine at a wedding was an unacceptable social blunder. At the wedding celebration in Cana, such a situation was about to embarrass the bridegroom.
Then, at the request of His mother, Jesus set about saving the day. Taking several pots that were normally used for ceremonial cleansing, he ﬁlled them with water and, miraculously, turned the water into wine and served some to the master.
It was exceptional wine, prompting the master to exclaim to the bridegroom, “Most people serve the good wine ﬁrst and, when the guests have had a lot to drink, he brings out the less expensive wine. But you have saved the best for last.”
What a great message this is to us! Jesus’ miracle not only reiterates His promise of provision and that we will not run out of wine, it reveals that the wine we drink now is the “cheap wine” compared to the wine – and the life – we will know in His Kingdom to come.
When we let go of this world and grasp His promise of eternal life in Heaven, we will begin to live in the freedom that comes in knowing that He has “saved the best for last.”